Pre-sessional English courses

English UKAccredited by the British Council for the teaching of English in the UK

Students who do not meet the English language entry requirements can take a pre-sessional course to develop their language skills before starting a degree. These courses improve your English level to prepare for your undergraduate or post graduate degree.

  • Teaching hours per week: 16 (online)
  • Students are sent timetables prior to induction
  • Maximum class size: 25
  • Course books: Average course book price is £25 - £30
  • Minimum enrolment age: The University is committed to equal opportunities in its admissions. All applications are considered on individual academic merit, occasionally the University admits students who are under the age of 18.

Current Entry Requirements for Pre-sessional Courses

15 Weeks Course

Qualification

Overall

Listening

Speaking

Reading

Writing

 

IELTS

4.5

Minimum 4.5

Minimum 4.5

Minimum 4.5

Minimum 4.5

3 skills at 4.5 and 1 higher

PTE

41

41

41

41

41

3 skills at 41, one higher

TOEFL iBT

61

9-12

15-18

12-15

12-15

3 skills at minimum stated, one above

12 Weeks Course

Qualification

Overall

Listening

Speaking

Reading

Writing

 

IELTS

5.0

Minimum 4.5

Minimum 4.5

Minimum 4.5

Minimum 4.5

2 skills at 4.5

PTE

46

43

43

43

43

2 skills at min, the rest above

TOEFL iBT

63

12-15

17-19

11-14

13-16

2 skills at minimum and two above

8 Weeks Course

Qualification

Overall

Listening

Speaking

Reading

Writing

 

IELTS

5.0

4.5 – 5.0

4.5 – 5.0

4.5 – 5.0

4.5 – 5.0

3 skills minimum 5.0

PTE

46

43-46

43-46

43-46

43-46

3 skills at 46

TOEFL iBT

65

12-15

17-19

12-15

13-16

1 skill  at minimum and the rest above

4 Weeks Course

Qualification

Overall

Listening

Speaking

Reading

Writing

 

IELTS

5.5

5.0 – 5.5

5.0 – 5.5

5.0 – 5.5

5.0 – 5.5

Two skills at 5.5, 2 at 5.0

PTE

51

46-51

46-51

46-51

46-51

Two skills at 51 min

TOEFL iBT

68

14-17

17-19

15-17

15-16

2 skills at minimum, the rest above

2 Weeks Course

Qualification

Overall

Listening

Speaking

Reading

Writing

 

IELTS

5.5

5.0 – 5.5

5.0 – 5.5

5.0 – 5.5

5.0 – 5.5

Three skills at 5.5, one at 5.0

PTE

51

46-51

46-51

46-51

46-51

Three skills at 51 min.

TOEFL iBT

70

14-17

18-20

15-18

15-17

1 skill at minimum, the rest above



Pre‐Sessional English Courses ‐ Luton Campus ‐ Dates for 2021‐2022

Entry

Requirements

Main Course start

Pre-sessional

start

Duration

Fee

4.5 overall,

2 bands at 4.0

September 2021

1st March 2021

24 weeks

£6,000

November 2021

10th May 2021

February 2022

28th June 2021

4.5 overall,

bands of 4.5 x 3,

1 band higher

September 2021

17th May 2021

15 weeks

£3,750

November 2021

12th July 2021

February 2022

31st August 2021

5.0 overall,

2 bands at 4.5

September 2021

7th June 2021

12 weeks

£3,000

November 2021

9th August 2021

February 2022

20th September 2021

5.0 overall,

1 band at 4.5

August 2021

10th May 2021

8 weeks

£2,000

September 2021

5th July 2021

November 2021

6th September 2021

February 2022

18th October 2021

April 2022

3rd January 2022

June 2022

28th February 2022

5.5 overall with

5.5 x 2, 5.0 x 2

August 2021

7th June 2021

4 weeks

 

£1,000

 

September 2021

9th August 2021

November 2021

4th October 2021

February 2022

15th November 2021

April 2022

31st January 2021

June 2022

28th March 2021 (Easter - 17th April)

5.5 overall,

5.0 in 1 band

August 2021

21st June 2021

2 weeks

 

£500

 

September 2021

23rd August 2021

November 2021

18th October 2021

February 2022

29th November 2021

April 2022

14th February 2022

June 2022

25th April 2022


Pre‐Sessional English Courses ‐ Luton Campus ‐ Dates for 2022‐2023

Entry

Requirements

Main Course start

Pre-sessional

start

Duration

Fee

 

4.5 overall, 2
bands at 4.0

September 2022 7th March 2022 24 weeks £6,000
November 2022 9th May 2022

4.5 overall,
bands of 4.5 x 3,
1 band higher

 

September 2022

9th May 2022 15 weeks £3,750

November 2022

11th July 2022

 

5.0 overall, 2
bands at 4.5

 

September 2022

30th May 2022 12 weeks £3,000

November 2022

1st August 2022

 

5.0 overall, 1
bands at 4.5

 

August 2022 4th May
2022
(Bank holidays 2nd & 3rd June)
8 weeks £2,000

September 2022

27th June 2022

November 2022

30th August 2022 (Bank holiday 29th August)

 

5.5 overall with
5.5 x 2, 5.0 x 2



August 2022

6th June 2022

 

4 weeks


 

£1,000


September 2022

25th July 2022

November 2022

26th September 2022

 

5.5 overall, 5.0
in 1 band



August 2022

20th June 2022

 

2 weeks


 

£500


September 2022

8th August 2022

November 2022

10th October 2022


Students who reach the required level of English can start their degree. Those who are not successful are offered a short programme of remedial study focussing on the skills they need to improve

Students who reach the required level of English after the remedial course can start their degree.

Those who are not successful after the remedial will be deferred to the next academic programme intake and will need to apply for a different visa. The University offers support throughout this process.


Language student

In order to be able to complete the course online, you must have access to the following:

  • Internet connection required: high speed broadband access is required as this enables access to online classrooms
  • PC or Laptop: Compatible Operating System- Windows 10 (older Windows versions may not be reliable)
  • Mac: Compatible Operating System- OS 4/10.5
  • Software: Microsoft Office (the University has a free download scheme) installed as assignments will need to be completed using Word
  • Other advice: you must be able to use both audio and video for the classes which will mainly be delivered through Collaborate

ONLINE

Pre-sessional English courses: Equipment Requirements

Units and learning are accessible via tablets and phones, but we recommend the use of a desktop or laptop device for accessing BREO. Assignments should be completed on a desktop or laptop computer. Online learning sessions may be attended using a desktop, laptop, tablet or if needed a phone (a data plan or Wifi is required, and you should check any mobile data costs before using mobile data).

Get in touch

E: languagecentre@beds.ac.uk